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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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TECHNOLOGY

Apple releases macOS 10.14.3, iOS 12.1.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2

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arstechnica.com - iOS 12.1.3 fixes a scrolling bug in Messages, an iPad Pro-specific audio bug, and a graphical error in some photos, and it addresses some CarPlay disconnects experienced by owners of the three new iP…

“The Linux of social media”—How LiveJournal pioneered (then lost) blogging

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arstechnica.com - Last April, famed writer and hero-murderer George R.R. Martin announced that he was hoisting his ancient blog from his moldering LiveJournal onto his personal website. For casual Game of Thrones fans…

Are Vape Bands Worth Using? - Soupwire

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soupwire.com - You’ve probably seen them on Instagram, Facebook, or even at your local vape shop. Are the silicon vape bands worthy of your tank? Or are they simply meant to show support for your favorite retailer?…

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Twitter exposed some Android users' protected tweets, and didn't notice for over four years Shared by Mike Elgan www.grahamcluley.com - Twitter has owned up to a privacy goof that exposed …

Police license plate readers are still exposed on the internet

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techcrunch.com - Smile! You’re on camera. At least, your license plate is. You might have heard of automatic license plate recognition — known as ALPR (or ANPR in the U.K. for number plates). These cameras are dotted…

Daily Crunch: Munchery shuts down

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techcrunch.com - The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. After…

Huawei Honor’s smartphone with a hole-punch display is real

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techcrunch.com - Honor officially launched the Honor View 20 today in Paris. Honor is Huawei’s sub-brand for mid-range phones. And the View 20 doesn’t look like your average smartphone — the company traded the notch …

Oracle allegedly withheld $400 million in wages from underrepresented employees

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techcrunch.com - Oracle has allegedly withheld $400 million in wages from racially underrepresented workers (black, Latinx and Asian) as well as women, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compli…

Netflix now lets you share a favorite title directly to Instagram Stories

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techcrunch.com - Having reached critical mass, Netflix shows are now influencing culture — whether that’s prompting everyone to “tidy up” or causing chaos with “Bird Box”-inspired challenges. For good or bad, what ha…

Elon Musk says Tesla vehicles will soon get a ‘Sentry Mode’

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techcrunch.com - Tesla owners may soon have a way to see (and record) damage that happens to their vehicles when they’re unattended. Tesla will roll out “Tesla Sentry Mode” for all cars with Enhanced Autopilot, CEO E…

To rebuild satellite communications, Ubiquitilink starts at ground level

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techcrunch.com - Communications satellites are multiplying year by year as more companies vie to create an orbital network that brings high-speed internet to the globe. Ubiquitilink, a new company headed by Nanoracks…

Starbucks expands its delivery service to 6 more US cities, starting with San Francisco

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techcrunch.com - Starbucks on Monday announced an expansion of its delivery service in partnership with Uber Eats, which is now headed to six other major U.S. cities, starting with San Francisco this week. It will th…

Password Security Doesn’t Have to be Hard, See These 15 Best Practices - Small Business Trends

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smallbiztrends.com - It’s no secret that malicious cyber activity costs businesses and the economy dearly. In fact, data hacks and breaches cost the U.S. economy between $57 billion and $109 billion in 2016. For small bu…

Facebook is helping husbands 'brainwash' their wives with targeted ads

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www.dailydot.com - Imagine you’re married. Maybe you’ve been going through a stressful couple of months. Perhaps you’ve lost your job, or your current job is a nightmare, and maybe you’ve suffered from poor health and …

A Dad Invented an App That Lets Parents Freeze Their Kids' Phones Until They Text Back

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mentalfloss.com - Parents, are you sick of being ignored by your own offspring? Worried that their lack of response to your text messages means something terrible has happened? British dad Nick Herbert was, which is w…

Mr. Robot remains the only show delivering cantennas and card readers

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arstechnica.com - We were always going to be interested in Mr. Robot. After years of l33t TV hackers aimlessly pounding away at keyboards from a parent’s basement on your Law & Order of choice, USA’s unexpected hit se…

The Great Google Hangouts Shutdown begins October 2019

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arstechnica.com - Google previously announced that its most popular messaging app, Google Hangouts, would be shutting down. In a post today on the GSuite Updates blog, Google detailed what the Hangouts shutdown will l…

Ford and VW are forming an alliance—here’s why it’s a smart move

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arstechnica.com - We have seen a couple of big news days for two of the world's biggest automakers. On Monday, Ford used the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to announce the Shelby GT500, an uber-Must…

How 3ve’s BGP hijackers eluded the Internet—and made $29M

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arstechnica.com - Over the past decade, many attackers have exploited design weaknesses in the Internet’s global routing system. Most commonly, the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is abused to divert gigabytes, or possi…

“You took so much time to joke me”—two hours trolling a Windows support scammer

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arstechnica.com - We've dealt with these scammers before at Ars, but this week I got an opportunity to personally engage with a scam operation—so naturally, I attempted to inflict as much damage on it as possible. On …

Microsoft renews its push into education with sub-$300 2-in-1s, cheaper pens

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arstechnica.com - At the Bett educational technology conference in London, Microsoft has announced cheaper Surface Go pens, new Teams integrations with educational software, and a range of third-party Windows laptops …

Report: EA’s beleaguered open-world Star Wars game is no more [Updated]

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arstechnica.com - Artist's approximation of the status of EA Vancouver's Star Wars video game. Ahead of an official EA announcement, Kotaku has gone forward with major Star Wars gaming news. The most troubled game in …

What data should you consider when refreshing your brand identity? • Creative.onl Ltd

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www.creative.onl - Is your app no longer getting the returns you were hoping for? Are your website visitor stats disappointing? Is the constantly changing digital landscape leaving you trailing behind? Perhaps it’s tim…

3 Tips for Creating a Effective User Flow | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - The purpose of almost every web design is to entice customers into buying your products, or subscribing to your services. However, your website can’t accomplish that goal without providing a superior…

How to choose the VPN that's right for you | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - After writing about and testing VPN products on ZDNet and CNET for the past few years, I've started preparing a series of VPN product reviews that will launch sometime soon. As a result of all this w…

Foxconn says trying to hire 50,000 people in first quarter after job cut reports

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www.reuters.com - TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan’s Foxconn (2317.TW), assembler of Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) iPhones, on Tuesday said it was trying to recruit for more than 50,000 positions across its China campuses for the Jan…

WhatsApp will limit forwarding messages to five users

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androidcommunity.com - In another example of “this is why we can’t have nice things”, Facebook has announced that its messaging app WhatsApp will now be imposing a limit on how many people you can forward messages to. This…

Bixby 2.0 will finally give you back support for Google apps

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androidcommunity.com - When you bring a version 2.0 of any app, it should mean massive improvements to the original version right? So when Samsung announced they were finally bringing Bixby 2.0 to their users, people got e…

Motorola RAZR foldable phone patent officially granted

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androidcommunity.com - Aside from the Moto G7, Motorola is also working on a foldable phone. Year 2019 is the year when the foldable tech will be introduced to the market. We’re not just talking about clamshell or flip pho…

Telegram update brings group permissions, undo delete, download thumbnails

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androidcommunity.com - When Telegram brings you updates, they really do bring you updates. They may not be as major as you would expect, but little tweaks when put together still counts as a lot. This latest one brings you…

OPPO 2019 Innovation Event to be held next month at MWC

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androidcommunity.com - So many new things from OPPO will be announced. We can expect a device with the newly-announced 10x Lossless Zoom. An invitation was posted on Twitter over the weekend with a #GetCloser hashtag. That…

Spotify will bring a “block artist” feature soon

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androidcommunity.com - No matter how great the algorithm of a music streaming service is, there will probably be times when an artist that you really don’t like will still show up on a playlist or radio station. There has …

Google Assistant’s dark mode cards don’t look great

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androidcommunity.com - While people are indeed demanding for dark modes from their OEMs and app developers, they probably were not asking for some half-baked looking update just so they can say “hey, we got you a dark mode…

Kroger and Microsoft Partner to Create Digital Grocery Store Concept

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loyalty360.org - Retail giant Kroger has announced a new partnership with Microsoft, which aims to improve customer experience by employing the technology company’s popular cloud-based platform Microsoft Azure. Throu…

Bebe Launches New Online Store and Loyalty Program

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loyalty360.org - Apparel retailer bebe has announced an enhanced loyalty program to accompany its new online story. The program, clubbebe, will feature four tiers ranging from “member” to “icon” and will reward custo…

3 Ways to Power Up Your CX in 2019

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loyalty360.org - Are your customer experience initiatives moving the needle? Are they differentiating you from the competition or meeting customers’ expectations? If the answer is anything other than a resounding “Ye…

OPM Warns Feds Against Sick-Outs

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www.govexec.com - As a suspected sick out grows at the Transportation Security Administration, the Trump team warned excepted federal employees against skipping work. The Office of Personnel Management last week issue…

Google Announces Some Education Milestones of its Own - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft isn’t the only one pushing its education efforts this week at BET: Google has announced some interesting data of its own. “It started with an idea in 2006,” Google director John Vamvakitis …

Why More And More Businesses Are Adopting SD-WAN Technology | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - You might have heard about the SD-WAN technology. It stands for a Software Defined Wide Area Network. It’s an enterprise software solution in which networking hardware and its control mechanism are s…

10 Tips For Driving Safely You Don’t Want To Miss | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Every year, more than two million car accidents occur on roadways across the United States. Those accidents cause more than 2.3 million injuries and 37,000 fatalities. What’s more, car accidents are …

U.S. Will Seek To Extradite Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, Canadian Ambassador Says | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Meng, who was arrested in Vancouver in December at the request of U.S. authorities, is accused of violating sanctions against Iran. The case has escalated tensions between the U.S. and China, as well…

School's New Instant Alert System Gives Illusion Of School Safety

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bearingarms.com - For almost a year now, school safety has been a major topic of discussion. Throughout the country, people have looked at how they can prevent another tragedy like what happened at Marjory Stoneman Do…

Apple says the iPhone will be very useful after the climate apocalypse

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mashable.com - In the end times, when the Earth is populated solely by roving bands of marauders, at least we'll know Apple was able to find new ways to profit from the iPhone. The environmental nonprofit CDP (form…

Tim Cook: It’s time for the shadowy world of data brokers to end

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www.fastcompany.com - Many people I’ve spoken to have a pretty good understanding that companies like Facebook and Google have a massive amount of data on them. And most of those people also understand that companies like…

Shared CI config with versioning

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www.egnyte.com - The Partner Integrations team at Egnyte is responsible for building the ecosystem around our products. We are running over 25 different integrations in production. This includes such integrations as …

The Art of the Digital Start - Digital Transformation

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robllewellyn.com - Many companies still struggle with the art of their digital start. They know they need to innovate, take risks, and help the business enjoy the value of a digitised enterprise. But how do they get to…

Personalization by Instapage - Maximize conversions with 1:1 ad-to-page personalization | Product Hunt

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www.producthunt.com - Tyson here, CEO at Instapage. Today we’re launching something that is personally very exciting for me as an entrepreneur and can immensely benefit the AdTech and MarTech community on Product Hunt. Wi…

Hack of Plug-in Website Ruffles WordPress Community

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www.darkreading.com - When the website of a very popular plug-in used in an amazingly popular web content management system (CMS) is hacked, this makes for big security news — even if, according to the plug-in's publisher…

Magento 1 End of Life Countdown Timeline

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redstage.com - Time Left To Safely Begin Your Migration: The “end of life” for Magento 1 support is slated for June 2020, but the end is closer than it seems. When support ends, Magento sites will be increasingly v…

CSA Interview: Francesca’s obtains unified view of the customer |Chain Store Age

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www.chainstoreage.com - Francesca’s Holdings Corp. is gaining a better understanding of its shoppers. In an interview during NRF 2019, Erik Lautier, executive VP e-commerce and chief marketing officer of Francesca’s, said t…

5G Is Coming: Security Risks You Need to Know About | McAfee Blogs

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securingtomorrow.mcafee.com - The future of connectivity is here – 5G. This new network is set to roll out across the nation this coming year and bring greater speed to our handheld devices, which means more data and lower latenc…

Move over 'omnichannel', time for 'optichannel'

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www.retaildetail.eu - Retailers often make their omnichannel models needlessly complicated and expensive. The problem is they start from the wrong assumptions. In his newest book, retail professor Gino Van Ossel makes a c…

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